Jean Stein


Age: 83

author and literary editor known for producing oral histories on topics as different as the life of an Andy Warhold follower and the dastardly intrigues of early Hollywood after the Random House published her most recent book West of Eden: An American Place, which tracked the development of Hollywood and southern California through the lives of five powerful Los Angeles families such as the Warners and the Dohenys (individuals for whom roadways and movie studios have been named, but it also included a section on Stein's own family), and whose father Jules Stein was co-founder of Music Corp. of America.

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-defenestration

Born: February 9, 1934

Died: April 30, 2017

Manhattan, California